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Prevalence of low forearm bone mineral density in Bulgarian men: a pilot study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17454978     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of osteoporosis at the distal forearm in a male cohort referred for bone density testing and to compare it to published data of Bulgarian women. DESIGN AND SUBJECTS: 315 consecutive Bulgarian men aged 20 to 84 years were included (mean age 53.74 +/- 14.67 years). 59% of them were self-referrals. The comparative female group consisted of 8869 Bulgarian women whose forearm bone mineral density (BMD) was measured in another study. MEASUREMENTS: BMD was measured by single X-ray absorptiometry at the distal forearm (distal and ultradistal sites) in all men. T-scores were calculated from manufacturer-provided Danish male reference data. RESULTS: The ratio of female to male patients was 28.2 (8869 to 315). Peak BMD was observed in men aged 30 to 39 years: 0.560 +/- 0.065 g/cm(2) (distal site) and 0.490 +/- 0.070 g/cm(2) (ultradistal site). A steady BMD decline followed reaching 0.492 +/- 0.064 g/cm(2) at the distal and 0.412 +/- 0.069 g/cm(2) at the ultradistal site in age group >70. Age had a rather weak negative impact on forearm BMD described by a linear model. In men aged over 50 years the prevalence of osteoporosis at the distal site was 21.19%, compared to 20.45% in women. Low bone mass was seen in 48.77% of men and 32.50% of women. Normal BMD was more frequent in women (47.05%) than in men (30.04%). CONCLUSIONS: We found a high prevalence of forearm osteoporosis in Bulgarian men which is comparable to that already known in women.
Authors:
Mihail A Boyanov; Plamen R Popivanov; Natalya L Temelkova
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The aging male : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1368-5538     ISO Abbreviation:  Aging Male     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-24     Completed Date:  2007-06-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808210     Medline TA:  Aging Male     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Endocrinology Clinic, Department of Internal Medicine, Alexandrovska Hospital, Medical University of Sofia. Bulgaria. boyanov@alexandrovska-hospital.bg
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Absorptiometry, Photon
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Bone Density / physiology*
Bulgaria / epidemiology
Female
Forearm / physiology*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Osteoporosis / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
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